The Dame

The Dame

Book - 2009
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The vast road network of Honce, completed a decade before, had brought great optimism to the people of the land. Commerce could travel more freely and so could armies, and those armies, it was hoped, would rid the land at long last of the vicious, bloody cap dwarfs and goblins. For the first time, the many individual kingdoms, the holdings of Honce, would be brought closer together, perhaps even united.  For the last few years, those promises had become a nightmare to the folk,as two powerful lairds fought for supremacy of a hoped-for united kingdom.Bransen Garibond, the Highwayman, held little real interest in that fight. To him the warring lairds were two sides of the same coin. Whichever side won, the outcome for the people of Honce would be the same, Bransen believed. A journey north, however, taught Bransen that his views were simplistic at best, and that some things - like honor and true friendship - might truly matter. In The Dame , Bransen's road becomes a quest for the truth, of Honce and of himself, a quest to put right over wrong. That path is fraught with confusion and fraud, and a purposeful blurring of morality by those who would seek to use the Highwayman's extraordinary battle skills and popularity among the commonfolk for their own nefarious ends.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780765317902
0765317907
Characteristics: 400 p. : map ; 25 cm.

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jcwallbuker
Oct 08, 2014

Book 1 is "First Heroes" of the Corona: Saga of the First King series in the Portland Library system but is aka
"The Highwayman" elsewhere

Book 2 is "The Ancient"

Book 3 is "The Dame"

Book 4 is "The Bear"

nancy707 Dec 05, 2011

Bk 2

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darrenmerio
Mar 06, 2012

this is a continuation of the story of the high lander a man granted special fighting abilities through a gemstone.
the plot is also similiar to the game merc iv.v in that the chracters jemeson sequin and jemeston of the protectorate our a match . the series would benefit with the addition of the protectorate andthe jemeson. both have feathers in their caps and dress similiar .

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